Director Appointment - Robert Bradley
The Board of Directors is delighted to announce the appointment of Robert Bradley as a Director of The Rugby Club Foundation. Robert fills the casual vacancy arising from the resignation of longstanding director Tim Kelaher.
Rob Bradley is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Confederation of Australian Sport (CAS) an organisation dedicated to promoting the importance of community sport and advocating the contribution sport makes to Australia from health, social and economic perspectives.
Rob’s sports management and community development background in Australian sport and active recreation includes over 30 years’ experience working at the national level. Rob was manager of the Australian Rugby Union’s Rugby Division during 1988-96 where he was responsible for the coaching and officiating streams and developed the modified forms of the game into the Australian Junior Rugby Pathway and fostered rugby for girls and women including establishing the Wallaroos in 1992.
Rob has experience in the charitable sector having been CEO of the Royal Life Saving Society Australia for 16 years prior to joining CAS in 2013. Rob was awarded the Grand Knight in the Order of Lifesaving in 2012 for services to lifesaving having been Vice President of the International Life Saving Federation from 2000-2012. Rob also served as a Director of the Australian Amusement Leisure and Recreation Association (AALARA) for ten years from 2003.
In June 2018 Rob was made a Member of the Order of Australia “for significant service to sport through management and community development, and as an advocate for health and water safety initiatives.”
As a Rugby tragic Rob would have loved to reach the playing level of fellow Board members but sadly, due to a lack of genuine talent and ability, only reached the level of First Grade hooker for Wollongong Teachers in the early 80’s and Northern Suburbs, Canberra in the following years. Rob continued his passion for rugby as an assistant coach of his son’s junior rugby teams Clovelly Eagles and Broulee Dolphins during more recent seasons.